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Westminster Police Department dealing with cutbacks
November 17, 2018 – 12:53 am | No Comment
Westminster Police Department dealing with cutbacks

For more than a year and a half, the city of Westminster has been dealing with a smaller-than-usual police staff.

This is me passing along your attaboy to Sen. Graham
November 17, 2018 – 12:47 am | No Comment
This is me passing along your attaboy to Sen. Graham

Willie: In your recent article, you missed the point when the person asked how come they’re not drinking in commercials for beer.

10 arrested in Friday drug sweep
November 17, 2018 – 12:47 am | No Comment
10 arrested in Friday drug sweep

Officers set off Friday morning at 8:30 a.m. for the latest round of the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office’s “Operation Infinity” drug sweep.

Ice skating: A holiday break in Anderson
November 17, 2018 – 12:45 am | No Comment
Ice skating: A holiday break in Anderson

While warmer temperatures in the 50s and 60s are in the forecast for most of Thanksgiving week, there is a winter wonderland that’s only about a half-hour drive from Oconee and Pickens counties.

Caring for your live Christmas tree this season
November 17, 2018 – 12:40 am | No Comment
Caring for your live Christmas tree this season

The key to maintaining your live Christmas tree throughout the holiday season is to give it the proper care from the time it is purchased until the tree is removed from your home. 

Think freely — you are God’s special creation
November 17, 2018 – 12:32 am | No Comment
Think freely — you are God’s special creation

Throughout all of history, groupthink has been the greatest contributor to humanity’s failure in its quest to live a life of freedom and self-fulfillment, and it’s still alive and well today — perhaps even more so. 

Does the punishment fit the crime?
November 17, 2018 – 12:30 am | No Comment
Does the punishment fit the crime?

Former Clemson city finance director Tom Sparacino pleaded guilty this week to embezzling money from the city, admitting he took tens of thousands of tax dollars that didn’t belong to him for his personal use.

A non-violent Thanksgiving
November 17, 2018 – 12:29 am | No Comment
A non-violent Thanksgiving

Editor: While President Trump is pardoning two turkeys for Thanksgiving, every one of us can exercise that same presidential power by choosing a non-violent Thanksgiving observance.

Oconee officials raising funds to expand Chau Ram Park
November 17, 2018 – 12:28 am | No Comment
Oconee officials raising funds to expand Chau Ram Park

The Oconee County Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department is beginning an effort to raise  $765,000 to purchase property adjacent to Chau Ram Park in Westminster that could provide an addition of more than 200 acres to the park.

Newest Palmetto Trail passage opens
November 17, 2018 – 12:27 am | No Comment
Newest Palmetto Trail passage opens

The newest passage of the Palmetto Trail is officially open in Pickens County.  

Plans set for work on OJRSA building
November 17, 2018 – 12:26 am | No Comment
Plans set for work on OJRSA building

After multiple meetings with Hogan Construction officials, renovations have been finalized for the Oconee Joint Regional Sewer Authority’s administrative and operations building.

Perdue: Communication key to agriculture’s future success
November 17, 2018 – 12:25 am | No Comment
Perdue: Communication key to agriculture’s future success

Talking to agriculture students on a recent visit to Clemson University, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue said farmers are “great citizens of the planet” and need to be “good in what we do.” 

2 officers named Hometown Heroes
November 17, 2018 – 12:23 am | No Comment
2 officers named Hometown Heroes

Two Seneca police officers were named “Hometown Heroes” for efforts in their work and personal lives.

Police: Man arrested after toddler tests positive for drugs
November 17, 2018 – 12:21 am | No Comment
Police: Man arrested after toddler tests positive for drugs

Johnny Edward Smith III, 34, of Cedar Street, is charged with unlawful neglect of a child or helpless person.